Keeping in view the interest of hundreds of students, the Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) of Indore will implement “special exam” pattern at various departments of University Teaching Department (UTD). The university has given a go-ahead to the plan.
The decision will benefit the university students, especially the final semester students, who fail to clear all subjects in the main examinations.
Earlier, a controversy took place over the matter when the National Students Union of India (NSUI) activists barged into the International Institute of Professional Studies (IIPS), one of the UTD departments, on July 10 and disrupted the special exam, officially known as ATKT (allowed to keep term), being conducted by the IIPS administration.
The ATKT exam allows students a chance to clear their pending papers within a span of two months.
Raising protest against the department move, the NSUI members asked why the IIPS students be given the special privilege of special exam. They also took up the matter with DAVV vice-chancellor DP Singh, who subsequently formed a three-member panel to look into the matter.
Speaking to HT, Singh said though the panel is yet to submit its report, but he was verbally communicated that there was nothing wrong in conducting the special exam, as there was a provision for this in point No 12(a) of Ordinance 31 of the university rule. Singh clarified the special exam pattern will be implement from the new academic session.
The new pattern will benefit both under-graduate and post-graduate students, particularly of sixth and fourth semester respectively, as they will not have to wait for six months to clear their pending papers.
According to information, if a student from UG and PG course got ATKT in one or two subjects in fourth or sixth semester respectively, they need to appear in ATKT exam minimum after six months, but now they could save this time by appearing in the special exam.